Comox Fire Rescue

Prevention, Emergency Response, and the Comox Fire Training Centre

Comox Fire Rescue provides a variety of preventive and emergency services to a population of over 18,000 in an area of 16 square miles. This includes the Town of Comox, the Comox Fire Protection Improvement District, the Bates Huband Local Service Area (Regional District of Comox-Strathcona), and the Comox Indian Band. They also operate the Comox Fire Training Centre, which trains firefighters from all over Vancouver Island, and even parts of BC and the rest of Canada. The training centre is certified by the JIBC.

Ladder 35

Chassis: 2002 Freightliner FL 80 RWD Conventional Cab, 325 HP Cummins Diesel,  4 door, 5 passenger.

Body: Aluminum body w roll up doors built by HUB Fire Engines of Abbotsford, BC.

Aerial Device: 65 Ft  American LaFrance Telesquirt with twin waterways, single box style boom, telescoping ladder with the ability to produce up to 1000 GPM at the tip of the combination nozzle.

Aerial Controls: Three methods. Rear of apparatus all controls, Remote Control unit all ladder and nozzle controls, tip of aerial nozzle controls only.

Pump: Hale QMax 1500 GPM Single Stage main pump.

Water Tank: 495 Gallon Poly tank.

Communications: Direct line communications from operator rear controls to aerial tip and back, or portable radio.

Set Up: On or up to 5% Grade: use aerial in any position. 5% up to Max of 10% grade, position apparatus up or downhill, and use aerial only in 45 degrees sweep from straight out front or rear of apparatus. Do not operate off side (45-90 Degrees) at this grade!

Range of Motion: From 9 Degrees below Horizontal to 85 degrees above horizontal, and 360 degrees circular.

Best set up for stability: Aerial device out over the front or rear of apparatus.

Ground Ladders: 26 Ft extension, 12 ft Roof & 2 X 10ft attic (one attached to aerial device)

Transverse Pre connected Lines: 2 X 1 ½” one with foam. 2 X 2 ½” one with Foam.

Blitz Nozzle: Preconnected on right side front bumper 2 ½”.

Comox Ladder 35 is a multipurpose aerial device/pumper designed for quick set up with a small footprint.

It has four main functions as a first line apparatus:

1.       To act as an elevated water stream.

2.       To act as a water delivery system for the first in apparatus by laying in large diameter (4”) hose and/or tandem pumping.

3.       To act as a secondary pumper with ground line (attack) capabilities.

4.        To act as a light lifting/rescue device if necessary (Basket Stretcher).

Comox Fire Rescue

1870 Noel Ave, Comox, BC, V9M 2K9, Canada